Blog

US court says ‘pocket-dialed’ calls are not private

Posted by:

A federal appeals court in Ohio has ruled that a person who accidentally “pocket dials” someone shouldn’t expect any overheard conversation to be considered private.

The case involves the chairman of the Airport Board in Kenton, Kentucky, which oversees the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The chairman, James Huff, was on a business trip in Italy with his wife and a colleague when he accidentally pocket-dialed the secretary of the airport’s CEO back in the U.S.

The secretary, Carol Spaw, said “hello” a few times and soon figured out the call wasn’t meant for her. But she overheard Huff and his colleague talking about personnel matters, including the possibility that the airport’s CEO—Spaw’s boss—might be replaced. The inadvertent call continued after Huff got back to his hotel room with his wife.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

0


About the Author

We offers a proactive approach to IT support, Managed IT Services, Hosted Cloud Services, and IT Project Management. We are focused on anticipating and mitigating any IT infrastructure problems you might incur. We offer the most unique blend IT project consulting, complete cloud-based services, and network/server management techniques to provide a customized solution for any size business. We are the premier provider of Managed IT Services, IT Support Services, Hosted Cloud Servers, Hosted Microsoft Exchange Email, Hosted VoIP PBX and Outsourced IT solutions. We service Texas from our main offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Our unique blend of computer networking services, cloud-based offerings, and professional IT services are provided by certified IT consulting professionals. We strive to be your one source for all technology guidance, support, hardware, software, and telephony. Using cutting edge network management tools and expertise, We will monitor your company’s network activity 24x7x365 in an effort to correct emerging issues well before they escalate to a level that forces business as usual to cease.

# #